Announcements

Create Your Handshake Profile Today

We’ve completely replaced our old  career development system with a new and more user friendly platform called Handshake. The system allows students to schedule appointments online, receive job and internship notifications, register for events, track contacts and experiences, and more.  See for yourself!  Click here to complete your profile and get started today.

2014 First Destination Data

By November 2014, 6 months after graduation, 83% of the Class of 2014 reported a post-graduation outcome. 97.5% of these graduates are employed or attending graduate school. Click here to view additional details.

Professional Development Blog

This summer, the blog is launching its first series – TIPS – The Internship Professional Series.  The internship series will provide tips and advice from experts in the Office of Personal and Career Development, employers, and current student interns for success before, during, and after the internship.  Check it out here!

Looking to build your skills?

Are you trying to build the skills that employers are looking for? Want to do so while on campus? Click here to get access to a skill building directory featuring on – campus Wake Forest related activities

What are the top skills employers are seeking?

Employers are seeking a few specific skills, according to the NACE Job Outlook Report. What are they? Find out here: http://professional.opcd.wfu.edu/students/

DeaconSource!

DeaconSource is the best resource for accessing internships and jobs for Wake Forest students. This hub for career-related information allows you to look at, apply for, and set up interviews for both internships and jobs. Click the DeaconSource icon below to get started and find short, video tutorials on how to make your career-related searches easier.

Senior Survey!

Seniors, let us know what you are doing after you graduate: job, graduate school, seeking employment, or other. You will be registered to win one of four cash cards drawn at graduation!

Click here to take this five minute survey!

https://wakeforest.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8dkJ3snUGLz4q8d

New Professional Development Website

Professional Development is an important area in the Office of Personal and Career Development – and it’s growing everyday! We are excited to launch a new Professional Development website that gives information about skills employers want in college students, the professional development competency model, and more. Check it out here: http://professional.opcd.wfu.edu/.

Exam Study Space Available!

Looking for a quiet place to study for exams? On May 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 9th from 5 pm-2 am, the Office of Personal and Career Development will be opening its office  for students to study in.

Spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis, but students can receive updates on seating availability by following @WFU_OPCD on Twitter.

Please note that regular OPCD services such as counseling appointments and resume reviews will not be available during these hours.

Wake Forest Connects-DC

Have you always wondered how to network effectively? Do you want to turn your DC internship into a full-time job?

Participate in a panel discussion and hear from Wake Forest alumni on the best way to network, how to connect your classroom knowledge and skills to an actual job opportunity and how to market yourself effectively in DC. Wake Forest alumni will also address how to maintain professional relationships and how to turn that internship into a full-time opportunity.

Network exclusively with dedicated DC alumni from companies such as Deloitte, The Washingtonian, Goldman Sachs, Small Think Majority, Navigant Consulting, and The Advisory Board before hearing Steve Reinemund, Dean of Business, at Wake Forest University speak. The evening will end with additional networking opportunities with Wake Forest alumni, parents and friends of the university.

$20 registration fee covers both networking events. Advance registration required by June 10th. Space is limited so register early to secure your spot!
Click here to see the agenda, complete the registration form and submit payment information.

*Please note that all travel costs are the responsibility of the student.